Lori York, Charlotte Senior Center Director
Looking for something to do? How about joining a new backgammon league or yoga strength building practice? Check out the variety of programming; there is something for everyone whether it be snowshoeing, a guided autobiography class or attending a presentation to learn what the warning signs are for Alzheimer’s.
A new visitor at the senior center commented that with all the programs at the Charlotte Senior Center it is “like a camp for adults” and that they could not wait to retire.
The senior center offers programming for adults 50 and older from Charlotte and surrounding communities. Priority is given to seniors, but programming is open to adults of all ages.
Interested in receiving a weekly reminder about what is happening? Sign up for the email newsletters on the website. The “Week Ahead” email is sent out on Friday mornings with activities, lunch menus, and special programming for the upcoming week.
Community Events & Presentations
Thursday, Jan. 26, 1-1:45 p.m.
Join us for this solo cello performance at the senior center with Jonah Hutchin, a premier young adult performing cellist of Charlotte, Vermont. Check out his website. Free.
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2-7 p.m.
Please consider donating blood. The Red Cross is experiencing the worst blood shortage in over a decade. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit the Red Cross website and enter: CHARLOTTE to schedule an appointment.
Ten warning signs of Alzheimer’s
Thursday, Feb. 9, 1 p.m.
This presentation will help you recognize common signs of the disease in yourself and others. Learn about next steps to take, including talking to your doctor. The program will last about 30 minutes and will be followed with time for Q&A. Free but register by Tuesday, Feb. 7.
Watercolor in winter
Tuesdays, Jan. 31-Mar. 7, 9 a.m.-noon.
Join Lynn Cummings in this six-session class where students will explore a variety of topics from “painting whites” and winter wildlife, to details such as insects, bubbles, water droplets and other subjects. Cost is $240. Register by Jan. 26.
New backgammon league
Tuesdays, 6-8:30 p.m. & Saturdays, 2-4:30 p.m.
Backgammon is a tactical table game with a 5,000-year history. Open to all skill levels from beginner to advanced. If you are interested in joining the Tuesday evening or Saturday afternoon backgammon league, please contact Jonathan.
Shape note singing
Sunday, Feb. 5, 1-3 p.m.
Traditional a capella, four-part harmony sung for the joy of singing … not as a practice for performance. Search “sacred harp” on YouTube, then come and sing with us. Introduction to shape notes and scales is recommended and offered 30 minutes before each first Sunday singing. Cost is free. Contact Kerry Cullinan to schedule.
Yoga strength building practice
Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-noon.
New starting Wednesday, Feb. 8: join Heidi Kvasnak weekly in this integrative practice that builds strength and stability, while maintaining a sense of ease and spaciousness in both body and mind. The class will practice longer-held postures that strengthen muscles, bones and core, as well as breath-led flowing movement, including sun salutations. Prerequisite: Must be able to easily get down to and up from the floor with or without props. Cost: $10 a class. No registration required.
Coffee & canvas
Friday, Feb. 10, 10:30 a.m.-noon.
Unlike traditional Paint & Sips, this “coffee & canvas” will allow you to explore and create your own unique painting. But don’t worry — there will be plenty of inspiration. No prior painting experience needed. All materials included. Cost is $25. Register and payment by Wednesday, Feb. 8.
Wednesday, Feb. 1 & 15, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Let’s snowshoe. Weather permitting, the group will meet on the first and third Wednesdays of the winter months. The outings will be approximately two hours with locations to be determined on trails around Charlotte and neighboring towns. Bring your own equipment, snacks and water. The group is also looking for some trip leaders. The cost is free. Registration is required. To register or indicate your interest in leading a snowshoeing trip, contact Susan Hyde.
Library books on your Kindle!
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Learn how you can read library ebooks for free on your Kindle. Join us at the senior center as tech librarian, Susanna Kahn, will walk you through the process of finding, checking out and sending ebook titles to your Kindle. Detailed instructions provided. Free. Registration required.
Beginner Guitar II
Wednesday evenings, 7-8 p.m.
Feb. 15- March 29*
Interested in learning guitar? This class on Wednesday evenings is for those who have a basic understanding of beginner guitar. If you have questions about whether this class would be appropriate for your specific skill level, please reach out to John Creech. Cost: $75. Registration required by Friday, Feb. 10. (*There will be no class on March 1.)
Menus are posted on the website.
Served weekly. Lunch is served 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., or until the food runs out. No registration required. Suggested lunch donation $5.
Weekly Age Well Grab & Go meals
Pick up on Thursdays 10-11a.m. at the Charlotte Senior Center. Registration is required by Monday for the Thursday meal. To register, contact Kerrie Pughe at 802-425-6345. $5 suggested meal donation but not required.
Senior center contact info
Lori York, director
Kerrie Pughe, coordinator
212 Ferry Road, Charlotte
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